2018 Itemized Deduction Changes

Due to the recent tax law changes, many more taxpayers will be taking the standard deduction vs itemizing for 2018. The standard deduction  for 2018 is $24,000 for married filing jointly taxpayers (up from $12,700 in 2017). Significant changes to itemized deductions take effect this y

Required Minimum Distributions to Charity

If you are over age 70 1/2, you may be able to reduce your adjusted gross income (AGI) and receive a tax deduction for donating to your favorite charity. Generally, taking a required minimum distribution (RMD) from your traditional IRA increases your taxable income. However, you can c

2018 Income Tax Projections

Major tax changes are taking place in 2018 as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed on December 22, 2017. These changes will affect both businesses and individuals. In order to see how this new law will impact your 2018 taxes, we can provide a projection applying the changes to

529 Plans

A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment account offered in the United States as a means to save for higher education expenses for a beneficiary. Many states offer their own version of a 529 plan. 529 plans are no longer just a tax effective means to save for college. Among many chan
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Last Minute Tax Saving Strategy for 2017

President Trump’s goal is to sign a new tax bill into law by Christmas 2017. It appears many changes to our current tax law are inevitable. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives plans will remove the state and local income tax deduction from federal itemized deduction